ARG PresentsNov 15, 2023
Commodore Pet: The Games of Jim Summers - Star Spores & Astro Rescue - ARG Presents 283
Don't fret, it's time for the COMMODORE PET! ARG Presents is going OLD school with the grand daddy of Commodore computers! Today we play the games of JIM SUMMERS, and talk about his high school programming days! Join Amigo Aaron and THE BRENT LIVE as we examine about Astro Rescue and Star Spores!
Beautiful Games That Are HORRIBLE - FX Fighter (DOS) & Space Lords (Arcade) - ARG Presents 282
It's HALLOWEEN here at ARG Presents, and you know what that means...Trick Or Treat! That perfectly describes our topic this week as we play Beautiful Games That Are HORRIBLE! Join MING THE MERCILESS aka Amigo Aaron and THE HURRICANE aka THE BRENT as we look at two games that have a pretty package but a ROTTEN taste, as we look at FX Fighter for DOS, and Space Lords from the genius-types at Atari's arcade division!
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Lynx by Camputer - Oh Mummy! and Floyd's Bank - ARG Presents 281
It's the Lynx from Camputer this week on ARG Presents! The Lynx (not to be confused with the Atari Lynx handheld) was ANOTHER of the early 80's UK computers, and we get the scoop! Then it's game time and we got a couple standouts on the system, as we try out OH MUMMY! and Floyd's Bank!
GOOD FMV Games - Press X To NOT Die & Hardline - ARG Presents 280
FMV games tend to have a bad rap, but this week on ARG Presents dem boys will be looking at GOOD FMV Games...at least in our eyes! For starters, we'll talk about the sudden resurgence of Full Motion Video Games across all modern platforms, and then it's time to dig into our picks. Kick back and enjoy "Press X To NOT Die" for Steam and HARDLINE for DOS!
The Acorn Atom Computer - Bell Hop & Painter - ARG Presents 279
The Acorn Atom is the topic this week on ARG Presents! First we learn a little something about this unique and interesting machine, and then it's GAME TIME! Join DEM BOYS as we play Bell Hop and Painter!
The Grundy NEWBRAIN Computer - Worm & Peat! - ARG Presents 278
From the mind of CLIVE SINCLAIR and his technical wizards, the NEWBRAIN was born. Passed around and continually passed over, only GRUNDY could finally secure the long overdue release of this unique machine. Join THE BRENT and Amigo Aaron as we attempt to figure out what exactly went down back in the late 70's, and what was ultimately produced. Then it's GAMETIME, as we kick the tires on a couple action-oriented NEWBRAIN games. Listen along as we check out WORM and PEAT!
Games Impossible To Finish - Robocop (C64) & Mine Storm (Vectrex) - ARG Presents 277
Once in a very long while, you'll come across a game that you just can't seem to beat. Most of the time, it's too hard, or it gets old...but on rare occasion, the game CAN'T be beat! It's glitched, or maybe the programming for the game ISN"T COMPLETED! THIS is the subject of ARG 277. Join Amigo Aaron and the BRENT for Robocop on the C64 and Mine Storm on the VECTEX! We promise, this show is one thing you CAN finish!
The Brent's Choice - Space Bandits (TI99) & Red Hook's Revenge (DOS) - ARG Presents 276
This week on ARG Presents, the wheel has spoken, and this week and THIS WEEK ALONE, it's ALL THE BRENT, all the time! The Brent gets to pick BOTH games this week, and he's went in some strange directions! Join us as we play Space Bandits on the TI99/4a and Red Hook's Revenge, an educational board game on DOS!
Rental Exclusive Games - Stunt Racer 64 (N64) & Sonic Adventure Limited (DC) - ARG Presents 274
Roll back time with us here at ARG...back to those days where Blockbuster and Hollywood Video kept you entertained on a Friday night. This was a time when you stared at a wall of movies and games and hoped that the one you wanted wasn't rented out. Go back to a time where it seemed like you had a universe of choices..but you only had them for 2 days, and you darn sure better rewind. If you were a frequent GAME renter at your local video store, then you are probably well aware that some games ONLY appeared for rent! It's down this road we travel! Join Amigo Aaron and THE BRENT for RENTAL EXCLUSIVE GAMES, as we tackled Stunt Racer 64 for the Nintendo 64, and Sonic Adventure Limited for the Dreamcast. Pop some corn and settle in!
Games you LOVE that your brother HATES - Cookie Clicker & Worms Ultimate Mayhem - ARG Presents 275
Sibling rivalry..it's real, and it's happening THIS WEEK on ARG Presents as we play Games YOU love but your brother WILL HATE! Watch the boys toss each OTHER under this bus, as we take a gander at Cookie Clicker, and Worms ULTIMATE Mayhem!
Medical Games - Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon (SNES) & Ambulance (TI99/4A) - ARG Presents 273
Get your insurance paid up, because this week on ARG Presents 273 it's MEDICAL GAMES! Calling Doctor Aaron, paging Intern THE BRENT..emergency! Join the boys for a little malpractice as they take a look at the curiously named Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon for the Super Nintendo, and Ambulance for the Texas Instruments TI99/4a!
BBC Micro Vs. PC Engine - ARG BATTLE - ARG Presents 272
FINALLY...the one true battle to determine which machine was the KING DONG of the 1980's! There can only be one, and it will be either the BBC MICRO or the PC ENGINE! Join the ARG crew as we compare and contrast these two great systems and try to determine which one will be ARG BATTLE CHAMPION!
Award Winning Games That SUCK - Thunder Blade (SMS) and Nintendogs (DS) - ARG Presents 271
It's AWARD SEASON on ARG Presents! Join Amigo Aaron and that no good THE BRENT for "Award Winning Games...THAT SUCK!". First, we tackle Golden Joystick Game of the Year in 1988, THUNDER BLADE for the Sega Master System. THEN, stick around and learn about the SCAM that is the TEN AWARD WINNING Nintendogs! Plus stick around for a LIVE AWARD PRESENTATION!
Games Featuring Fruit - Orange Squash (C64) & Kangaroo (Arcade) - ARG Presents 270
Here at ARG, we aren't the most healthy eaters...too much meat, too much sugar...we tend to over indulge. Thanks goodness the folks out in radio land are looking out for us, as they've advised us this week to try Games Featuring Fruit! After a lovely bunch of Top Banana's, we dig in to our video game fruit salad! First...well...sometimes fruit goes rotten, and that's the case as we look at Orange Squash on the Commodore 64. Then, sit back as we delight in a tray of natures candy, as we play a few rounds of the arcade classic, Kangaroo!
Boatfest Wheel of Fun LIVE - ARG Presents 269
It's TIME! Join Amigo Aaron and THE BRENT at BOATFEST 2023! Yes, it's DEM BOYS LIVE ON STAGE! Prepare yourself for The Brent's most ridiculous stunt yet...it's the BOATFEST WHEEL OF FUN!
Capcom CPS-1 Games - Magic Sword & Forgotten Worlds - ARG Presents 268
DEM BOYS are back with another episode of ARG Presents! This time out, we dip our toes back in the pool one last time with the CAPCOM CPS-1 Arcade System! After a brief refresher on the CPS-1 and it's many awesome titles, we pick two FRESH games to take for a spin! Join THE BRENT and Amigo Aaron as we play MAGIC SWORD and FORGOTTEN WORLDS!
Sword and Sorcery Games - Wizards & Warriors (NES) and Castle Warrior (Amiga) - ARG Presents 267
It's CHAT CHOICE week on ARG, and the people have spoken...they DEMAND Sword and Sorcery Games, and Amigo Aaron and THE BRENT aim to deliver! Join DEM BOYS as they take a walk down fantasy game road and recall favorite games from their past. THEN, it's time to talk games! First, THE BRENT jump and climbs in FULL armor with the NES classic Wizards & Warriors! Next, Amigo Aaron walk and floats down a LOT of halls, all to cure food poisoning in the Amiga "Classic" Castle Warrior!
VTech CreatiVision - Stone Age & Police Jump - ARG Presents 266
ARG is BACK WITH A VENGENCE!! Well, we're back anyway! Join THE BRENT and Amigo Aaron this week as we take a ride with VTECH's CREATIVISION! We talk about the hardware, the games, and the DICK SMITH CONNECTION! Then it's time to get down and FUNKY with our big game selections. First, it's caveman Pengo with STONE AGE, and then it's an old school criminal BEAT DOWN with POLICE JUMP!
TK-90X Brazilian ZX Spectrum - Tomb Of Dracula & Bruxólico - ARG Presents 265
This week ARG Presents travels DEEP into the interior of Brazil as we take a look at the Microdigital Eletrônica TK-90X aka the "Brazilian ZX Spectrum"! We get into WHY it HAD to exist, it's success, it's follow-up's, and what it had in common with it's sister system across the pond! THEN, it's game time. Join Amigo Aaron and THE BRENT as we venture into O Túmulo do Drácula aka THE TOMB OF DRACULA! Then, prepare to be moved and amazed with the poignant Brazilian platformer that's a gift to the world: Bruxólico!
Games Pixel Gaiden Podcast Got WRONG!?!? - Time Pilot '84 & Super Bomberman 2 - ARG Presents 264
It's CROSSOVER week on ARG Presents! Join Amigo Aaron and THE BRENT as we celebrate the greatness of the Pixel Gaiden podcast, hosted by those lovable scamps Tim, Cody, and Eric! After we put them over HUGE, it's time to BURY SOME GAMES! Join us as we consider the question...were Pixel Gaiden WRONG about Time Pilot 84 and SUPER Bomberman 2?!?!?
Urban Legend Games - DOA Xteme Beach Volleyball & TABOO The 6th Sense - ARG Presents 263
Slenderman...Shadow People...BEACH VOLLEYBALL!!! Yes, join Amigo Aaron and THE BRENT as we guide you down the dark path that IS URBAN LEGEND GAMES! YES, we know the nameless terrors that man DARE NOT SPEAK! First, SHIVER and giggle as we examine the seedy underbelly of Dead Or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball! THEN, watch the dark lady turn the mystic cards (On the NES) as we RISK IT ALL with Taboo THE SIXTH SENSE!
Weather Games - Team Xtreme Operation Weather Disaster & Weather War II (C64) - ARG Presents 262
* FILMED DURING AN ACTUAL THUNDERSTORM for you enjoyment!* The forecast calls for a copious amount of FUN this week on ARG Presents! Join Action News Team Meteorologist Amigo Aaron and sexy weathergirl THE BRENT as we look at, by request, WEATHER GAMES! Doppler radar predicts a 100 percent chance of bad acting as we look at Team Xtreme: Operation Weather Disaster for Windows 3.1. Then, the 5 day outlook spells doom for you castle. Expect lightning, hail, tornados, and rain as we take a look at WEATHER WAR II! Back to you, Wink!
ORIC Games - Scuba Dive and Zebbie - ARG Presents 261
The Oric-1...the Oric Atmos...two great computers from the UK that hit it big in France. But what the hell are they? And what's the difference? Find out on ARG 261 as THE BRENT and Amigo Aaron take a DEEP dive into what makes the Oric tick. THEN, it's game time, and what a lineup we have this week. Join DEM BOYS as we take ANOTHER deep dive with SCUBA DIVE! Then strap in as we bounce around with ZEBBIE!
No One Can Stop Mr. Domino! (PSX) - ARG Presents Spirit of the Wheel #1 - John Shawler
Greetings. It's the first "Spirit of the Wheel" episode of ARG Presents. The Spirit of the Wheel is the top level of the ARG Patreon and is held by only one person at a time. That person can request any special episode in addition to our weekly shows. And so, it is our duty and honor to present "No One Can Stop Mr. Domino!" for the PlayStation, requested by John "Boatofcar" Shawler.
Philips VG5000 - Monkey Academy & Helicoptere (Helicopter Rescue) - ARG Presents 260
Oh man, it's a computer we've NEVER heard of, and I LOVE IT! Join AMIGO Aaron and THE BRENT as we get into it with the Philips VG5000 - a computer that FAILED mightily in the big F! First we get into the history and specs of the VG5000 and then we play some games. Go to school with THE BRENT at the MONKEY ACADEMY, and then rescue downed airmen and blast suckers in HELICOPTERE aka Helicopter Rescue!
XBOX Exclusives - Chronicles of Riddick Escape From Butcher Bay & Dungeons & Dragons Heroes -ARG 259
X Gon' Give it to Ya this week on ARG Presents! Join "Mr. X" aka THE BRENT and Amigo Aaron as we take a look at EXCLUSIVE games for the ORIGINAL XBOX Console, aka the OG XBOX! First, go to SPACE PRISON with Vin Diesel in The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay! Then, grab your armor and a couple Cure Light Wounds potions as we try out Atari's Dungeons And Dragons: Heroes!
Commodore Amiga HAM Games - Pioneer Plague and OLOFight - ARG Presents 258
HAM Games! What the heck IS this? Food based? Games with a pig? Well, NO, it's Commodore Amiga HAM Games...Hold And Modify! This week on ARG we attempt to explain this whole gimmick, and talk about ALL the known games on the Amiga that PLAY in HAM mode. Then, school is OUT and Amigo Aaron and THE BRENT attempt to PLAY a few HAM games. Sit back, relax, and fix your gaze upon the screen as we HAM it up with Pioneer Plague and OLOFight!
Commodore PET Games - Lawn! & Acquire - ARG Presents 257
It's BIG episode 257 of ARG this week, and it's time to play with our PET...our COMMODORE PET to be exact! YES, this time around join THE BRENT and Amigo Aaron as we look at games for one of the THREE PILLARS of computing from the 1970's, the Commodore PET! First, we discuss the PET and some of the other games we checked out, and then we're OFF THE LEASH! Kick back and DO SOME YARD WORK with LAWN!, and then it's high stakes hotel stock trading with the classic boardgame turned PET game ACQUIRE!
Team Fighting Games - WWF Superstars (Arcade) & Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 (Arcade) - ARG Presents 256
When you think FIGHTING TEAM, you GOTTA think Amigo Aaron and THE BRENT! We're BACK and ready to rumble this week for Team Fighting Games! Join the brutal beatdown as we talk about the history of the Team Fighters, and then we throw two of our favorites into the ring! Say your prayers and take your vitamins as we hook up with the HULKSTER for WWF Superstars! Next, get out your comic books and BEAT down a human cactus, or cat girl, as we TAKE YOU FOR RIDE with Marvel Vs. Capcom 2!
TV Games - Xena: Warrior Princess (PSX) & Dalek Attack (DOS) - ARG Presents 255
It's NOT A RERUN, it's a NEW edition of ARG Presents! This week, we take another dip into the pool of Games Based on TV Shows! After a bit of a TV CHAT, it's down to business! First, get sexy and nail suckers with your bladed frisbee in Xena: Warrior Princess for the Playstation! THEN, it's the assault of the original killer trashcans in Dalek Attack! I promise we will EXTERMINATE your boredom!
Dancing Games - Bust A Groove (PS1) & Break Street (C64) - ARG Presents 254
Feet don't fail me now! It's DANCING Games this week on ARG Presents. We're getting down and funky with our bad selves and bustin' out the A material on the disco floor! After some fancy and dancy discussion, we crank up the ballet of PAIN as we waltz with the games that brought us to the dance! Get your groove on as THE BRENT steps on the toes of BUST A GROOVE on the Playstation, then get your cardboard ready as Amigo Aaron spins on his head for BREAK STREET on the C64. Get giggy with it!
Demakes - Mirror's Edge 2D (Flash) and Super 3D Portals 6 (Atari 2600) - ARG Presents 253
Demakes - Gaming Devolved...a fascinating topic this week on ARG Presents, and we're up for the challenge! Join THE BRENT and Amigo Aaron as we go down the path of DE-evolution...games boiled down to their component parts. After some discussion we dig in to the topic as we explore SUPER 3D Portals 6 for the Atari 2600 and Mirror's Edge 2D for browsers with Adobe Flash!
Milton Bradley Microvision - Block Buster and Cosmic Hunter - ARG Presents 252
This week on ARG Presents, we have a real treat. Out of Amigo Aaron's PERSONAL collection, we bring you the Milton Bradley MICROVISION! We show off the box, the console, and the games LIVE on this episode! Then, join Aaron along with THE BRENT as we take a look at two games on the Microvision - Block Buster and COSMIC HUNTER!
Daewoo Zemmix V CPC-51 - Heavy Boxing and King's Valley - ARG Presents 251
Everybody LOVED consolizing a computer! So what happens when South Korean super corp Daewoo does it? You get the Zemmix V CPC-51! Join Amigo Aaron and THE BRENT on a path of discovery as we learn all about this unusual console...why it exsists...what it is really...what it does. Then we play a few games for the V! Kick back and enjoy HEAVY Boxing and The King's Valley!
TV Tie-In Games - Alf (SMS) and Gargoyles (MD/GEN) - ARG Presents 250
You got a highly successful TV show, right? Now you need a SUPER GAME to seal the deal! That's the formula this week on ARG Presents! Join Amigo Aaron and TV's THE BRENT as we dive into the realm of TV Tie-In Games! After a bit of discussion on the topic, we attempt to pick a few "winners". Prepare yourself for ALF on the Sega Master System, and Gargoyles on the Megadrive/Genesis! Don't you DARE change that dial!
Pokey Chip Games - Alley Cat (Atari 8-bit) and Commando (Atari 7800) - ARG Presents 249
It's time to get a little POKEY this week on ARG Presents! Join Amigo Aaron and THE BRENT as we check out home games based on the beloved POKEY Chip! First we go off on the lack of Atari 8 -Bit respect, and then we get down to it. Please enjoy our takes on Alley Cat for the Atari Computers and the go Commando on the Atari 7800!
Games of South Africa - Toxic Bunny (DOS) and Broforce (Steam) - ARG Presents 248
Welcome to a FIRED UP EDITION of ARG Presents! It's time to sound the horns for the GAMES OF SOUTH AFRICA! Are they good games? Are there a lot of games? DO THEY MAKE GAMES! HECK YEAH THEY DO! Join AMIGO F'N AARON and THE BRENT as we go to WAR with two such games..it's TOXIC BUNNY and BROFORCE!
Games BANNED for STUPID Reasons - Marc Eckō's Getting Up: CUP & Everquest - ARG Presents 247
Games get banned all over the world for good reasons. Sexy content, gore, and violence are all examples of what would get a game banned...but that's NOT what we're exploring this week on ARG Presents! This week we'll be examining games banned for STUPID reason! Join THE BRENT and Amigo Aaron as we explore Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure and EVERQUEST
SNES European Exclusives - Waterworld and Jelly Boy - ARG Presents 246
Happy New Year from your buddies at ARG Presents! What a better way is there to start off a fresh new year then with Super Nintendo European Exclusive Games! They exsist! Who knew?!?! Join Amigo Aaron and THE BRENT as we dive deep into a shallow pool this week. After listing ALL the exclusives, we take a look at Waterworld and Jelly Boy!
The Year In Review - Best and Worst Games of 2022 - ARG 245
Well, here we are at the end of 2022...a time of reflection and consideration. It's also time to RANK THIS SUCKER! Join Amigo Aaron and THE BRENT as we run down our personal favorite episodes and games of 2022, as well at the WORST of the worst! We'd also like to thank all of our friends for watching and listening this past year, and a big thanks to Retrorewind.ca for being such a great partner!
Bad Arcade Ports? - Pengo (Atari 2600) & 720 (NES) - ARG Presents 244
Ho-Ho-Helloooo everyone! It's the holiday season here at ARG Presents, and we're in a festive mood! But how will Santa treat us this year?!? Find out as we play Bad Arcade Ports...maybe...I mean we hear they are bad..and they don't look great, but we don't KNOW! Help us figure it out as we play Pengo on the Atari 2600 and 720 on the Nintendo Entertainment System!
Religious Games - Onesimus (Steam) and Mandagon (DOS) - ARG Presents 243
Welcome to a soul searching addition of ARG Presents. This time out, we will tackle the infinite question of religion...in gaming. After a discussion about the stigma attached to most religious offereings, we will get down to business with a few picks of our own. Bow your head and pray that we get acouple winners this week as we play Mandagon on Steam and Onesimus on classic DOS!
C64 Cartridge Games - Crisis Mountain & Diamond Mine - ARG Presents 242
It's a Commodore 64 VOLCANIC MINE EXPLOSION! Join Amigo Aaron and that dastardly THE BRENT this week as we once again dig DEEP down the mine shaft of C64 Cartridge Games! This time out, clean up after terrorists in their volcano lair in CRISIS MOUNTAIN! THEN, dig out some diamonds in your HOWITZER MINE CART in Diamond Mine!
TI-99/4A Games - Moon Mine and Microsurgeon - ARG Presents 241
Last week, the people spoke, and we listened. The people DEMANDED Texas Instruments TI-99 4A!! Join THE BRENT and Amigo Aaron as we take a look WAY back at the first time we visited the TI, and then come with us as we take a look at two different titles for the machine from Texas, both of which MIGHT be hidden gems?!? EXPERIENCE Moon Mine and Microsurgeon!
Rogue-like Games - Scarab of Ra (MAC) and Telengard (DOS) - ARG Presents 240
Roguelike games...what are they?!? How do you define the genre and list out all the attributes that make a game a roguelike? Heck if I know, but THE BRENT will attempt to explain it too me THIS WEEK on ARG Presents! After i furrow my brow in a vain attempt to understand, we'll try a few of these roguelike (or is it rogue-like?!?) games! Please join us as we take on the Scarab of Ra on the Macintosh and the MEATGRINDER that is Telengard for MS-DOS!
Banned From Youtube Anniversary - Carmageddon (DOS) & Samantha Fox Strip Poker (C64) - ARG Presents 239
Three years ago, ARG Present got the ENTIRE Amigos Network banned from Youtube...bad day. So, after spinning a piece to commerate that fateful day, we'll take a trip down memory lane and look at the fall out. THEN, after a topic like that, you gotta bring the CONTROVERSY, and so we shall, as we look at the DOS version of CARMAGEDDON and the C64 MASTERWORK that is Samantha Fox Strip Poker!
European Exclusives - Mega SWIV (MD) & Game Over (C64) - ARG Presents 238
This week on ARG Presents, join THE BRENT and Amigo Aaron as we look at games that never made it over the pond...yes, it's European Exclusives! First, you loved it on the Amiga, but how did it fair on the Mega Drive? It's MEGA SWIV! Then, sure it's got a DOUBLE sexy cover, but does the game live up to the straight up hotness? It's GAME OVER on the C64!
Halloween Games - Carnevil (Arcade) & Monster Bash (DOS) - ARG Presents 237
It's SPOOKY time on ARG Presents this week, as the EVIL Brent and Amigo Aaron have a look at some games with a touch of all hallows eve in them! Join us as we dare venture into the creepy world of Carnevil, and then we battle dark minions in our footie pajamas in Monster Bash!
Protagonists Based on Sentient Animated Objects - Kool-Aid Man & Glover - ARG Presents 236
Ok, the title is confusing...Protagonists BASED on Sentient Animated Objects. Translate that to "Heroes that aren't people but are alive" and you're getting there. Join THE BRENT as he explains it all to AMIGO Aaron this week, and then we take a few of those games out for a spin. Ponder your humanity as we play KOOL-AID MAN for the Atari 2600 and GLOVER for the N64! Freaky, man!
Wrestling Games - King Of The Monsters and Onita Atsushi FMW - ARG Presents 235
Hello ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to WRESTLING week on ARG Presents! Join everyone's least favorite Tag Team, THE BRENT and Amigo Aaron as we grapple with two unusual wrestling games! First, it's the NeoGeo battler KING OF THE MONSTERS, then it's something different...ONITA ATSUSHI FMW for the SUPER Famicom! FIGHT!